Hermes grows operations in the South West with hub move

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has embarked on the next stage of its growth by strengthening its infrastructure across the South West of England. The company has moved its parcel processing operation in Portbury to a new build facility in Avonmouth, located near the city of Bristol.

Hermes took the decision to leave Portbury after 21 years so the company could increase its capacity in the region in light of projected parcel volumes for 2016, especially during the peak season. The Avonmouth facility measures 43,000 sq ft, which is more than double the size of the previous depot, and provides an ideal operational layout that allows loading on three elevations, as well as efficient lean working practices. As a result, it is anticipated that Hermes’ 50-strong team of employees will be able to process around 9.5 million parcels per year.


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